Bayern Munich 2 - 1 United

Neville Rio Vidic Evra
Nani(Giggs) Carrick(Valencia) Scholes Fletcher Park(Berbatov)

United scored the goal inside the first 2 minutes. While Rooney was celebrating the goal with his team mates, I murmered "We are going to lose this one". And heck I was right. In big games, it seems, that whenever someone scores early he's likely to succumb to a defeat. We've seen Milan score early against us and lose, we've seen Liverpool score early against us and lose and now we've experienced this situation as well. This was our first away loss since the game we lost 3 years ago vs Milan.

United were doing reasonably well until the 75th minute. Mind you, Bayern were controlling the match, but they weren't that threatening up front. Fergie opted to take off Park and bring on Berbatov after the 70th minute. I don't think that was a wise decision. Anyway, Neville, who was having a good game, gave away a silly freekick, from which Ribery scored. The second goal could have been avoided as well. United could have scored a couple more, Rooney missed a sitter while Vidic rocked the crossbar, but overall Bayern were simply better than us.

The return leg is in 8 days time and I hope we can get a result that will get us through to the semis, meanwhile, a huge match vs Chelsea is looming large. This could make or break our season. Personally I'd rather see our players lift the Premier League trophy than the Champions League but then again I wish we can win them both! C'mon United!


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